Hello, I am Rose.
Why focus on sustainable and ethical travel?
When I discovered the devastating environmental impact of travel, I was shocked and disturbed: the fuel guzzling flights associated with long distance travel, water wasting hotels, wildlife exploitation for tourism, privatization of nature exclusively for the wealthy, destruction of forests & beaches for resorts, and so much more. For years, I traveled abroad not fully aware as to how my decisions might harm local populations, economies, habitats, and wildlife. I assumed, like many international travelers, that travel was always a force of 'good'. In hopes of changing the often detrimental impacts of careless tourism, The Uprooted Rose began as a guide for those who love travel and nature. When you travel responsibly, everyone reaps the benefits - not just the wealthy and the privileged - and when you guide your travels by nature, you open your heart to the beauty of the world.
Calculate your carbon footprint here to see how your air travel contributes to the diminishing ozone layer and rising global temperatures. The World Wildlife Fund Footprint Calculator gives you a footprint score using the answers you provide in a 5 minute questionnaire.
Where do I come from?
BORN & RAISED IN THE BAY. I am a San Francisco native and I love this city with every inch of my soul. Growing up in California undoubtedly gave me an incurable obsession with the great outdoors and a sense of responsibility in protecting it. After 18 years of growing up in SF, I moved to beautiful Madrid, Spain to study International Relations and Business in order to understand modern human existence slightly better. Today, I am traveling the world to learn about international conservation and global sustainable business, but soon I will be settling down to get my masters degree in Conservation Biology.
Find out how you can become a more ethical and sustainable explorer by reading the following posts: 36 Tips on Traveling Green & 5 Easy Ways to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint on Your Next Vacation
Fluent English and Spanish Speaker
Visited 62 countries in 24 years of life on earth
Favorite Country: Myanmar (Burma) find out more about my work as a fundraiser and Media Director for Build a School in Burma here
Lived in Spain for 4 years & the USA for 19 years
Degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations and a Minor in Business Administration
Die hard Real Madrid fan ¡Hala Madrid!
To learn more about me & my adventures, check out @theuprootedrose on Instagram